Coronelli, Vincenzo

1689

Globe Celeste

Globe Celeste

DESCRIPTION: A copper-plate engraved view of the Globe Celeste of Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers. Coronelli was an Italian Franciscan friar, cartographer, cosmographer and encyclopedist, a trained wood engraver who studied astronomy, Euclidean geometry and ancient philosophy and was named cosmographer for the Republic of Venice.

Coronelli became most famous for his very large globes built in Paris from 1681-1683 at the order of King Louis XIV. His terrestrial and celestial globes measured 3.9 meters in diameter and were not equaled for more than 200 years.

The print, dated within at 1689, celebrates the consecration of the Celestial Globe in 1683 by Cardinal Destrees. Scarce. Only two sales recorded in the AMPR.

CREATOR: Coronelli, Vincenzo

PUBLICATION DATE: 1689

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Generally clean with slight toning at centerfold. Archivally repaired short marginal centerfold separations from verso. Lower left margin with old repairs and minor loss to neatline.

COLORING: Hand Color

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 23 " x 17 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $650


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